BASICS

Our curriculum is based on basic karate and kickboxing:

I. PRELIMINARIES

___ Class values

___ Warmup exercises

___ Strength exercises

___ Flexibility exercises

II. STANCE & MOBILITY

​___ How to stand

___ 4 direction stepping and positioning

​___ Falling, Rolling, Rising

Notes:

1) Feet about shoulder width apart, left or right foot forward.

2) Hands up elbows down.

3) Unlock knees, weight on the balls of the feet, maintain balance.

4) Foot closest to the direction you are moving moves first.

 

III. OFFENSE

___ Jab

___ Cross

___ Hook

___ Uppercut

___ Elbow

___ Front Kick

___ Round Kick

___ Side/Back Kick

___ Knee

Notes:

1) Power = mass behind structured tool + speed.

2) Forward motion.

3) Circular motion.

4) Rising/dropping motion.

Interactive Exercises:

___ "Boxing hands" jab, cross, hook, uppercut - individual and combinations

___ Pad and Shield work

Notes:

1) One person learns how to hold targets while the other person learns how to test the basics.

2) Start slowly, gradually add speed as you become more advanced.

IV. DEFENSE

​___ Evasion

___ Parrying

___ Blocking

___ Trapping

Notes:

1) Evasion is moving so that you avoid or minimize incoming energy.

2) Parrying is redirecting incoming energy.

3) Blocking is covering a more vulnerable body part with a less vulnerable body part to absorb/disperse incoming energy.

4) Trapping is catching/holding/controlling.

Interactive Exercises:

___ Evade/Parry/Block - individual and combinations

​___ Free Sparring

Notes:

1) Start with single techniques and build up to combinations.

2) One person designated to practice offensive moves with another person designated to practice defensive moves.

3) Practice with and without gloves.

4) Evasion parrying blocking and trapping should be combined.

5) Start slowly, gradually add speed as you become more skilled.

V. KARATE KATA

___ Naihanchi

___ Pinan I

___ Pinan II

___ Pinan III

___ Pinan IV

___ Pinan V

VI. ARCHIVES

A look into the past

 

Same day, the warm up

Chonan instruction

 

Ihon instruction

Kick Kata instruction

30 years ago...

My teacher, long ago.

 

4 Point Shuto

 

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